sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured orange with a white head. Aroma of mixed citrus hops. Medium body, flavour of orange and pine
gripweed57 (1303) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy honey gold color color topped by a huge rocky white head. Big pine/grapefruit hop nose. Fruity toasted malt flavor is balanced by the piney hops. Notes of ginger and vanilla, as well. Complex, spicy hop finish is delicious. A must have if you enjoy IPA’s.
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours clear orange with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, pine, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
renegdn (1) - MEXICO - JAN 8, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice hazy orange with a big white head. Beautiful. Smells of citrus, some pine. Tastes pretty sweet, I was expecting more hops coming from a Mikkeller IPA. Very dry mouthfeel. Very nice Christmas beer, you can't go wrong with Mikkeller!
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bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with light ginger.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear dark blond beer with a white head. Hoppy nose combining citrus and grapefruit. Dry hoppy bitter taste. Again citrus and grapefruit. Some caramel notes to balance everything. Nice beer but not original anymore.
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket hjemme 3 Des 12. Lyst brungult. Uklart. Ikke pent - men skumdannelsen drar opp: Høyt, pent skum som varer og fester seg til glasset. Sterk & god sitrusaroma. Litt fersken. Smaken er rikt fruktig. Fin balanse. Svakt syrlig. Litt mer tyngde i ettersmaken - men det har et tørsteslukkerpreg.
mansquito (5042) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap ($9): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, somewhat spicy, pale malts, and a bit of pine. Taste is nothing outstanding. For a beer called hoppy Christmas, I was expecting a whole lot more. Had a sort of medicinal taste. Alcohol is well-covered, but I was unimpressed.
zacgillbanks (4156) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy golden beer with citrus hoppy and ginger flavours followed by sweet malt and orange marmalade on the finish.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed orange pour with a white head. Sweet citrus, orange, and caramel malts. A lot of pine, plenty of ginger, and a hint of grapefruit. A bit of bread, spice, and toast, too. Tastes pretty sweet and malty. A lot of bread, toast, and caramel. Candied orange peel, citrus, and pine notes. Some nice ginger qualities, spice, and floral hops.